David, just to clarify, let's say that I have a project going with four tracks, three guitars and a vocal. Let's say that the vocal is too low and I want to bring it up in relation to the guitars. I select the vocal track and make sure that the guitar tracks are not selected. I then press shift-g and enter 3, for example. Do I still need to use the "mix and render" command, which I was never aware of before this, or is pressing shift-g and entering 3 sufficient?
Rich De Steno On 8/24/2013 8:30 AM, David Bailes wrote:
Hi Rich, although amplification and gain do roughly the same thing, there are some differences. The gain of track is applied to the whole track, and is only applied when the track is mixed for playback or export to a file, or when you use the mix and render command. Changing the gain, doesn't affect the amplitude of the audio data in the track. The amplify effect can be applied to a time range in one or more tracks. It changes the amplitudes of the audio data in the track, and it ignores the gain settings of the tracks. If you select one or more tracks and choose mix and render on the tracks menu, then in the resultant track, the gains of the tracks have been taken into account, and the gain of the track is initially zero. So for example, if you select a single track, set the gain to 3, apply the mix and render command, the gain is applied to the audio data in the track, and the gain is reset to zero.David.----- Original Message -----From: Rich De Steno <ironrock@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Cc: Sent: Friday, 23 August 2013, 19:51 Subject: [audacity4blind] Amplification versus Gain Is there any difference between increasing the volume of a track through the amplify selection in the Effects menu, and by pressing shift-g for gain and entering a number? If there is a difference, what is it? Also, when I have a project of several tracks that are all unselected, and then I record another track, select it, and check the level of that last track in the amplify selection in the Effects menu, it always seems to show a negative number no matter how quiet that last track is. Why is that? Also, merely making this check on the selected last track seems to make every track selected. What is going on?
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